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Two lawyers vie for KC mayoral seat

Attorneys are starting to line up for the Kansas City mayor's office. More than 16 months away from the election, two area lawyers are looking to unseat Mayor Mark Funkhouser.

Mike Burke (pictured) is the most recent to put in a mayoral bid for the February 2011 election, and Sly James, of the Sly James Law Firm in Kansas City, has been raising money for his campaign all year.

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Diminishing Returns

Nursing home cases losing their luster since tort restrictions

Jefferson City attorney Anthony DeWitt (pictured, talking to former clients) used to file five nursing home lawsuits a year, including cases against a St. Charles facility whose operators were jailed for failing to report elder abuse. He hasn't filed a single case for a new nursing home client since August 2005 and the changes to tort law.

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